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Old Nov 11th, 2001, 02:30 PM
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Any suggestions for a Broadway Show?

Hi, Can anybody suggest a Broadway Show that I can see next spring when I go back to New York City that I don't need to get a year in advance and doesn't break my pocketbook? Also,could you suggest where I can purchase them? I'm looking for something enjoyable and funny.Thanks.
 
Old Nov 11th, 2001, 03:05 PM
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Most full price theater tickets are in the same price range. If you want to save, check out www.playbill.com for specials. Or you can by 'day-of' tickets when you're here at the TKTS booths for 25 - 50% off. Check out the website http://newyork.citysearch.com/featur...s_generic_12_6 for more info. There are many posts here about ways to get discount. Try a search on "discount broadway tickets". Many decent plays do have tickets available at a discount.
 
Old Nov 12th, 2001, 10:42 AM
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Debbie everybody's taste differs, you should read the reviews in the N.Y. Times, then you can tell what appeals to you. For instance, some people hate musicals. Others prefer straight romance, while I like mysteries. It's no different than knowing what movie you are going to pick.
 
Old Nov 12th, 2001, 11:04 AM
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Advisor,I know this is going to sound corny but I absolutely loved
'The Sound of Music".It was a charming,wonderful movie with lot's of great sing-a-long music! I like lot's of music and dancing.Maybe something like 42nd Street might be
appealing to me? Thanks to everyone
for your suggestions.
 
Old Nov 12th, 2001, 11:18 AM
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I loved Contact! Fun music and dancing!
 
Old Nov 12th, 2001, 12:01 PM
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It's been around a long time but I bet you wouldn't need way advance, expensive tickets for "Chicago." The show just says "Broadway" to me with great Bob Fosse dance numbers and it's funny too. Hope I don't get kicked by the Broadway snobs!
 
Old Nov 12th, 2001, 07:29 PM
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No, I agree with you Marsh. I just recently saw Chicago with Nana Visitor starring in it and it was really quite fabulous. I saw it because I realized I have never seen a Bob Fosse musical live, in the theater, and I just had to. Seeing it illuminated the movie "All That Jazz" a lot.
 
Old Nov 13th, 2001, 03:26 AM
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I saw Mama Mia two weeks ago. It was great. Definitely fits your "enjoyable and funny" requirements, but you will have to purchase tickets far in advance.
 
Old Nov 13th, 2001, 04:09 AM
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Chicago is great! Les Mis and Phathom of the Opera are wonderful -american operas. Beauty and Beast and Lion King has beautiful sets and costumes - good for kids and light entertainment. Kiss me Kate looks fun, story of Taming of the Shrew.
When I see a Broadway show I go for spectacle. I love beautiful costumes and sets, the quality of the performers and the "only in New York" atmosphere. Save your money and don't skimp on tickets - it will be the best money spent. For the most part any show that makes it to Broadway is a good choice.
 
Old Nov 13th, 2001, 05:00 AM
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Hey, is Cats still playing?
 
Old Nov 13th, 2001, 05:48 AM
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carole
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Cats in no longer playing on Broadway.
 
Old Nov 13th, 2001, 07:40 PM
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I think Sue that Les Mis and Phantom are, technically, British in origin, but no doubt they were big hits in New York.
 
Old Nov 14th, 2001, 05:16 AM
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Not a Broadway play, but i highly recommend Blue Man Group which is off broadway at the Astor theater... DEFINATELY fits the bill for enjoyable and funny! Tix are ~$50 and can be bought at Ticketmaster (or calling the box office in NYC to save the service charge).
 
Old Nov 14th, 2001, 05:21 AM
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I can recommend the shows we have seen recently-The Producers -if you get the tickets right away for whenever you are coming to NY,Contact-you will want to dance afterwards,Mama Mia-you will want to sing afterwards, Chicago-always good,Noises Off- another Tony possiblity,and if you like heavier drama, August Strindburgs Dance of Death with Helen Mirren and Ian -- McClellan>one of the Best things about coming to NY-seeing great theatre~~C
 

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